Sportfreunde Lotte

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VfL Sportfreunde Lotte
Sportfreunde Lotte logo.svg
Full nameVerein für Laufspiele Sportfreunde
Lotte e.V. von 1929
Founded1929; 90 years ago (1929)
GroundFrimo Stadion
ChairmanHans-Ulrich Saatkamp
ManagerIsmail Atalan
LeagueRegionalliga West
2018–1918th (3. Liga, relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

VfL Sportfreunde Lotte is a German association football club from Lotte, North Rhine-Westphalia. The football team is part of a sports club with approximately 1400 members and departments for handball, walking, gymnastics, and swimming, as well as other activities.


The association was established as the gymnastics club Turnverein Lotte in 1929. After World War II the club was re-established as VfL Sportfreunde Lotte on 9 February 1946 and was built around football and handball departments.

Historical chart of Sportfreunde Lotte league performance

Lotte reached the Verbandsliga Westfalen (V) in 1996 and after a title there in 2004 were promoted to the Oberliga Westfalen (IV), later Regionalliga West. They won that league in 2012–13 but lost the promotion play-off to RB Leipzig. In 2013–14, the club finished in second place. They won the Regionalliga West once more in 2015–16 and, after defeating Waldhof Mannheim in the play-off, earned promotion to the 3. Liga for the first time.[1] On 18 May 2019, they were relegated back to the Regionalliga.[2]

Sportfreunde plays their home matches in the Frimo Stadion (formerly the Sportpark am Lotter Kreuz) which holds 10,059 spectators.


The club's honours:


Current squad[edit]

As of 1 July 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Steve Kroll
2 Germany DF Michael Schulze
3 Germany MF Tim Wendel
4 Poland DF Kevin Pytlik
5 Germany DF Matthias Rahn
6 Germany MF Jonas Hofmann
8 Netherlands FW Jules Reimerink
10 Germany FW Maximilian Oesterhelweg
11 Germany FW Danny Breitfelder
13 Germany FW Gerrit Wegkamp
14 Germany MF Tino Schmidt
15 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Paterson Chato
16 Canada DF Adam Straith
No. Position Player
21 Germany DF Junior Ebot-Etchi
22 Germany DF Lars Dietz (on loan from Union Berlin)
23 Germany DF Alexander Langlitz
24 Poland FW Jaroslaw Lindner
25 Germany DF Jeron Al-Hazaimeh
26 Germany DF Noah Awassi
28 Germany MF Joshua Putze
29 Germany FW Felix Drinkuth
30 Germany GK Norman Quindt
37 Germany MF Dennis Rosin
Germany FW Justin Eilers
Germany DF Sascha Härtel (on loan from Erzgebirge Aue)
Germany GK Tobias Trautner

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Turkey MF Aygün Yıldırım (at SC Verl until 30 June 2019)
Germany MF Noah Plume (at TSV Havelse until 30 June 2019)

Notable coaches[edit]


  1. ^ "Regensburg, Lotte und Zwickau steigen in die 3. Liga auf" (in German). Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Absteiger Sportfreunde Lotte" (in German). 18 May 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019.

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